UN being Used as a Cover for Criminal Activity in Africa

UN being Used as a Cover for Criminal Activity in Africa

Founded after the end of the Second World War, the United Nations Organization set itself a primary goal of defending peace and justice in all countries. In furtherance of this goal the UN has sent troops to armed conflicts of all kinds, mounting some 70 peacekeeping missions since 1945. Known as Blue Helmets, some 100,000…

Africa in Review 2021: Unification Is Essential to Progress and Development

Africa in Review 2021: Unification Is Essential to Progress and Development

At the beginning of January of 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) officially launched its ambitious efforts to unify the economies within the African Union (AU) region. The plans stemmed from discussions which extend as far back as the 1950s and 1960s when the early Pan-Africanists and socialists in independent states and burgeoning…

China’s Moves in This War-Ravaged Region are a Tactical and Strategic Gambit

China’s Moves in This War-Ravaged Region are a Tactical and Strategic Gambit

It’s no surprise that Beijing’s first overseas military base is in the Horn of Africa, and that a micro cold war is being waged with the US there. This area holds the keys to a vital gateway for China’s goods. China kicked off 2022 with a diplomatic tour of Africa, with its Foreign Minister Wang…

Africa in Review 2021, Regional Conflict and the Role of Imperialism

Africa in Review 2021, Regional Conflict and the Role of Imperialism

Since 2020, the number of military interventions in African politics has accelerated.  However, what is often overlooked is the role of western governments and their military institutions in the deliberate undermining of national and regional stability. The North African state of Libya is a prime example of the devastating impact of the Pentagon, the Central…

Africa-China Relations Could Serve as Bulwark Against Imperialist Hegemony?

Africa-China Relations Could Serve as Bulwark Against Imperialist Hegemony?

Author’s Note: These remarks were prepared and delivered in part for a webinar held on Sunday December 12 entitled “China/Africa Relations: Challenges of Cooperation and Development.” The event was sponsored by the International Manifesto Group and the Group for Research and Initiative for the Liberation of Africa (GRILA).  According to the promotional language for the…